Plant Breeding: Man-Made Evolution

The list of desirable vegetable traits is long, ranging from high yield, great taste and good looks, to long shelf-life, disease resistance and drought-tolerance. But how do breeders develop new varieties? How do they collaborate with nature to provide growers and consumers with marvelous new products?

At BASF, vegetable breeders and researchers around the world are dedicating their efforts to discovering the hidden secrets of nature, developing vegetable varieties that satisfy the demands of consumers and producers of the 21st century.

Origins of Plant Breeding

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